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Health Beat @UMC

From a mild flu-like illness, to a deadly high fever, to a baby born with severe birth defects—a range of different diseases with different risks are carried in mosquitoes. Mosquito bites can be more than an itchy nuisance. Read More
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

June is Men’s Health Month

This month, encourage the men in your life to get an annual physical on the books if they haven’t already, and to pay attention to their wellness and health behaviors. Read More
The Sibley Oncology Clinic at United Medical Center (UMC) in Southeast held its Cancer Awareness Day on Saturday, May 20 as part of a multi-tiered effort to inform an underserved community and tackle the region’s abnormally high cancer mortality rates.Facing a patient population with declining incomes, rising uninsured rates, lower… Read More
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Your Swimming Safety Checklist

No matter how confident you are in your swimming abilities, unintentional drowning is a risk whenever you swim or are by the water. Read More
D.C. Councilman Vincent Gray, D-Ward 7, says his proposal to build a new hospital and attract grocery and other retailers to the east side of the city would cost $486 million.Gray revealed the figure as he led a public hearing on Friday, saying council's health committee has allocated $136 million… Read More
Many look forward to jumping into a cool pool on a hot summer’s day. It’s a healthy form of exercise, a great activity for many with injuries or other exercise limitations, and good way to cool off and have fun. Although we may not want to think about it while… Read More
Hot weather results in hundreds of deaths and cases of heat-related illness each year. May 26 is Heat Safety Awareness Day. As we get closer to Memorial Day and the summer months, get to know the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses and heat stroke, who is at risk, and… Read More
The District has hired the health care consulting company formerly responsible for helping turn around city-owned United Medical Center to oversee planning for a new hospital east of the Anacostia River. The District has hired Huron Consulting Group, United Medical Center's former turnaround consultant, to oversee planning for a new hospital east… Read More
There are many reasons to eat healthy and exercise, and fighting cancer can be added to that list. Read More
Looking at where we are at and where we are going in the fight against cancer can help inform and inspire patients, families, the medical community, and policymakers to make the best plans for a healthier population. Read More
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